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    Jack London(Author)

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  • PDF | 343 pages
  • Jack London(Author)
  • Appleton-Century (1943)
  • English
  • 10
  • Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable

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  • By A. Unsworth on 17 February 2012

    this is Londons alcoholic memoir, but more than this its a treatise on drinking. His tales of drinking during his youth in and around San Fran are some of his best stuff, and written with an honesty he elsewhere avoids (Tales of the Fish patrol, i'm looking at you). Likewise his description of how alcohol gradually overtook his writing is both very sad and very interesting. Unfortunately some passages within the book are unintelligible to me, and i wouldnt consider myself stupid. Who knows maybe others would. Still when he sticks to the facts you cannot deny this book is up there with anything Bukowski wrote about drink and the effects of drinking.

  • By david on 18 October 2014

    love it love it love it such insight i feel okay about myself

  • By L. A. Maas on 2 September 2013

    Very interesting but found it a bit samey but it did have some great characters. Obviously, the poor man had a great struggle with the booze.

  • By Adrian R. Powell on 10 September 2012

    This is massively overpriced and inadequate when compared with the paperback which (latter) includes an extensive introduction to Jack London and first rate notes. The hard binding is not very good and certainly not in keeping with a 'Collectors Item'. A Ripoff !

  • By Strathistle on 9 September 2014

    There is something else happening here. This is more than just a treatise on alcohol (at least the best bits are). Jack London’s White Logic is right. As I interpret it what the Logic states is that all we are is a biological fabric made from the atoms of the universe. Nothing more. Even our consciousness is part of an organic process. From dust we come and shall return. Consciousness is not a ticket to heaven or hell. Any thoughts about being greater than this are delusion. Being sober doesn’t change this and in any case mine’s a Guinness and whiskey please.

  • By barrowbeanie on 12 January 2013

    Recommended reading if you are struggling to give up the booze. Heard of John barleycorn and want the truth of

  • By Bryan Charnley on 9 November 2015

    Interesting read, could have been written yesterday.


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